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Infographic: An illustrated history of the Chinese junk boat

By Localiiz 11 September 2015 | Last Updated 9 September 2020

As junk season slowly winds down and Hong Kong is treated to a barrage of typhoons and rainstorms, we found ourselves asking, how much do we really know about Hong Kong’s iconic junk boat? Luckily for us, global travel blog HotelClub has released this fabulous new infographic exploring the junk’s history, legacy, and status, so here is everything you need to know about those iconic red sails.

This ancient Chinese sailing vessel can be traced all the way back to the Han dynasty when junks were by far the largest sailing vessels out there, right up to present day where junk boats have made a name for themselves in Hong Kong’s tourist industry. Dive in to discover more!

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